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Question: Can incarcerated people get stimulus checks?
Answer: Yes, people in prison are eligible to receive stimulus checks.
According to NBC News, in September 2020, a federal judge ruled that prisoners are allowed to receive economic impact payments.
Furthermore, the IRS website states that the IRS cannot deny a payment to someone who is incarcerated if they met the following criteria of their annual gross income not exceeding:
- $150,000 if married and filing a joint return
- $112,500 if filing as head of household or
- $75,000 for eligible individuals using any other filing status
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